- 26 Jul 21
The indie band are back with a punchy new single.
Cork-based band The Wha have released their first single in over a year, 'Abandon Ship'.
The song is a fast-paced, guitar-driven, and impressively catchy indie tune. With pleasingly wordy lyrics, it follows a character, Stephanie, on a series of adventures, interspersed with caustic commentary on the government cutting the singer's benefits.
The song marks the band's first independent release. The track initially started out as a demo, but as the prospect of getting into a studio at the time of recording seemed unlikely, the band decided to release it as it was. With a fresh mix from musician/producer Chris Somers, the song sounds slick.
The single is written by vocalist Sam Cullen, and he gives his own explanation on what the song is about.
"I met Stephanie on a family holiday in Malta years ago when I was young, she rubbed my belly like a dog then spat on my feet and said ‘lick it up you little sucker!’ Since then I have never left the island.
"The government sent me a letter informing me of my benefits being reduced due to my privilege. I took to the sea on a ship made of wood, and sun spoilt, thirsty, in the middle of nowhere, I sat and wrote this song."
Stream 'Abandon Ship' below.
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